hoistway


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hoistway

[′hȯist‚wā]
(mechanical engineering)
A shaft for one or more elevators, lifts, or dumbwaiters.

hoistway

A passage through which an object may be raised; for example, an elevator shaft.
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Fire-rated and smoke-protected hoistway enclosure and elevator lobby
The other ends of the cables are attached to a counterweight that moves up and down in the hoistway on guiderails.
The major difficulty in existing homes is providing a clear shaft for the hoistway.
In most cases, begin the evaluation by opening main-line power switches and checking for slack in the hoistway ropes; a quick movement of the car could be dangerous with slack or broken suspension.
Electromechanical safety switches in the elevator hoistway transmit signals to the electronic controller, which then calculates when the elevator cab should slow down, when the cab is level at each floor, and in which direction the cab should move.
A modular elevator is comprised of a steel hoistway with the elevator car and components completely pre-wired and installed inside.
Instead, machine room-less (MRL) technology allows compact drive equipment to be installed directly into the hoistway, cutting down on space requirements.
295,000 for commercial alterations: modify elevator hoistway, add EIFS siding, new exterior stairs, repair planter wall and cabinetry work in dental area.
No guidance is given in the ASME Code as to the practicality of keeping smoke from invading the hoistway, whether by shaft pressurization or any other technique.
The Buildings Department has received 29 elevator-related complaints and issued 9 violations for elevator problems, including improper fuses and worn door gibs on hoistway doors.
Problem: Elevator hoistway entrances lack raised and Braille floor designations.
The Schindler 400AE's compact permanent magnet gearless machine can be installed within a simple hoistway and mounted directly to the elevator rails, requiring less building construction interface, easier site preparation and less lead time.